Behind the Scenes: Rainy-day style for The Forecast fashion show

In addition to sea-faring looks, The Forecast fashion show next Wednesday night will explore some other waterproof fashions: rain gear.

Now that I’ve said that, please clear your mind of all clear plastic poncho-imagery and get ready for some happier options. (It is Friday after all.)

Fittingly, Seattle has a wealth of wet weather wear that is both super sleek and chic; we could not be more thrilled to introduce you to the local designers and retailers knocking down all myths that being weatherproof means you have to ratchet down your style:

Iva Jean

The aforementioned poncho should take a hint from SoDo-based designer Ann DeOtte insanely useful and cute cape (pictured above), available at show fashion partner Hub & BeSpoke.

Wraphabillement

Designer Elizabeth Roberts, the creator of these chic, amazingly thoughtful coats, was one of the most fascinating interviews I’ve had in years. Read up on our profile of her new company Wraphabillement in this month’s issue.

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Seattle E-Bike

A big, warm welcome to new Pioneer Square boutique, Seattle E-Bike, which sells amazing bicycles in addition to the uber-hot Terra raincoats featured on the runway (oh, and in Vogue).

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See these styles (and more!) on the runway Wednesday; tickets are selling fast, get them now.

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